Akiror also faults the district NRM chairperson for allegedly siding with her rivals to ferry nonmembers to vote for them. She says that the District Chairperson ignored the guidelines issued by their National Party Chairperson on the elections where voters from seven polling stations in her strongholds were blocked from voting.
In Karamoja, the NRM primary elections are an equivalent of a national or a final election because of the grass-roots strength The party enjoys in the region. For instance, during the presidential elections of 2016, President Museveni won with 98 per cent while all the current MPs in national Parliament subscribe to the NRM.
It is alleged that the results that were delivered to the district tally centre did not match what was already declared at the village level prompting contenders to protest. The new results favoured Badru Kabuye against Diana Nyago and the incumbent MP Paul Musoke.